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    • 4 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Challenges and Success Factors for Head Start Employed Community College ECE Students: A Phenomenological Research Study

    Host: R. Taylor, Dean of Business and Technology, ECE, and Visual Communications, Chemeketa Community College

    November 4th:

    • 10am-11am PST
    • 11am-12pm MST
    • 12pm-1pm CST
    • 1pm-2pm EST

    I recently completed my dissertation focused on the challenges faced by Head Start employed ECE students and what factors contributed to their successful completion of their degrees. I interviewed students from a variety of backgrounds colleges, and found several key themes about their experiences. In this presentation, I will provide an overview of these themes, with a focus on the critical role faculty played in their success.

    • 8 Nov 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Book Discussion: Don't Look Away (November)

    Monday, November 8th

    • 11am to 12pm PST
    • 12pm to 1pm MST
    • 1pm to 2pm EST
    • 2pm to 3pm EST

    This fall our book club is reading “Don’t Look Away, Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms” written by Iheoma U. Iruka, PhD, Stephanie M. Curenton, PhD, Tonia R. Durden, PhD, and Kerry-Ann Escayg, PhD. With this book as our guide, we will explore and address issues of bias, equity, low expectations, and family engagement to ensure culturally responsive experiences for the children and families that are served by the early childhood professionals that we are training. As we know the early years are an especially sensitive period for building lifelong skills.

    We will meet in September, October, November and December and possibly extend it into the following year. While we would love to have you join us for all, we welcome your participation when you are able to attend.

    Due to the nature of the content, it will not be recorded. We want this to be a safe and brave space, where we can explore and support each other in our equity journey. In the words of Maya Angelou, “We do the best we can until we know better. When we know better, we do better.” Come join us in this journey of knowing better. 

    Note: you will need to sign up for each month's session for the unique zoom link. 


    • 11 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Mental Health in Early Childhood Teacher Education 

    Host: Professor Carrie Nepstad

    Thursday, November 11th: 

    • 10am-11am PST
    • 11am-12pm MST
    • 12pm-1pm CST
    • 1pm-2pm EST

    Mental Health is an important aspect of child development and early childhood education, yet how are we preparing early childhood educators to support mental health? How do we address the many layers of mental health from serving young children and their families, to supporting adult college students, to making sure we are supporting ourselves? In this call, we will discuss the complexity of this issue, explore various resources, and (as always) share our experiences.

    • 16 Nov 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Open Space/Circle of Connections

    Tuesday, November 16th:

    • 11am to 12pm EST
    • 12pm to 1pm MST
    • 1pm to 2pm CST
    • 2pm to 3pm EST

    Hosted by: 

    • Anu Sachdev, Ph.D., East Stroudsburg University
    • Melissa Johnson, Highland Community College
    Come and join your colleagues to grow your circle of connections...be supported and support others. This session is an open space to share your strengths, ask questions, explore possibilities, discuss, comment, dialogue, imagine, and together find solutions to your challenges.


    • 13 Dec 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Register


    Book Discussion: Don't Look Away (December)

    Monday, December 13th

    • 11am to 12pm PST
    • 12pm to 1pm MST
    • 1pm to 2pm EST
    • 2pm to 3pm EST

    This fall our book club is reading “Don’t Look Away, Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms” written by Iheoma U. Iruka, PhD, Stephanie M. Curenton, PhD, Tonia R. Durden, PhD, and Kerry-Ann Escayg, PhD. With this book as our guide, we will explore and address issues of bias, equity, low expectations, and family engagement to ensure culturally responsive experiences for the children and families that are served by the early childhood professionals that we are training. As we know the early years are an especially sensitive period for building lifelong skills.

    We will meet in September, October, November and December and possibly extend it into the following year. While we would love to have you join us for all, we welcome your participation when you are able to attend.

    Due to the nature of the content, it will not be recorded. We want this to be a safe and brave space, where we can explore and support each other in our equity journey. In the words of Maya Angelou, “We do the best we can until we know better. When we know better, we do better.” Come join us in this journey of knowing better. 

    Note: you will need to sign up for each month's session for the unique zoom link. 


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